Mary Undoer of Knots Novena

Mary Undoer of Knots NovenaWe all have some “knots” in our lives… and Mary can untie them!

The devotion to Mary, Undoer of Knots has become more popular ever since Pope Francis encouraged the devotion in Argentina, and then spoke about it during his first year as pontiff.

The theology of the devotion actually goes back to the second century. Saint Irenaeus wrote that, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.”

Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin!

So we will pray that the Blessed Virgin Mary will intercede for us all, to untie the knots of sin in our lives – so that we may be purified and ever closer to God.

We will start praying this novena on April 22nd this year! (2015)

Daily Opening Prayers:

  1. Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.
  2. Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.
  3. Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent), Luminous (Thursdays), Sorrowful (Tuesdays, Fridays, and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter), Glorious (Wednesdays & Sundays).
  4. Make the meditation for the particular day (as follows).
  5. Pray Closing Prayers below.


Meditation for the First Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, Most Holy Mary, you undo the knots that suffocate your children. Extend your merciful hands to me. I entrust to You today this knot [mention your request here] and all the negative consequences that it provokes in my life. I give you this knot that torments me and makes me unhappy and so impedes me from uniting myself to You and Your Son Jesus, my Savior. 
I run to You, Mary, Undoer of Knots, because I trust you and I know that you never despise a sinning child who comes to ask you for help. I believe that you can undo this knot because Jesus grants you everything. I believe that you want to undo this knot because you are my Mother. I believe that You will do this because you love me with eternal love. Thank you, Dear Mother.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Second Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mary, Beloved Mother, channel of all grace, I return to You today my heart, recognizing that I am a sinner in need of your help. Many times I lose the graces you grant me because of my sins of egoism, pride, rancor and my lack of generosity and humility. I turn to You today, Mary, Undoer of knots, for You to ask your Son Jesus to grant me a pure, divested, humble and trusting heart. I will live today practicing these virtues and offering you this as a sign of my love for You. I entrust into Your hands this knot [mention your request here] which keeps me from reflecting the glory of God.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Third Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Meditating Mother, Queen of heaven, in whose hands the treasures of the King are found, turn your merciful eyes upon me today. I entrust into your holy hands this knot in my life [mention your request here] and all the rancor and resentment it has caused in me. I ask Your forgiveness, God the Father, for my sin. Help me now to forgive all the persons who consciously or unconsciously provoked this knot. Give me, also, the grace to forgive me for having provoked this knot. Only in this way can You undo it. Before You, dearest Mother, and in the name of Your Son Jesus, my Savior, who has suffered so many offenses, having been granted forgiveness, I now forgive these persons [mention their names here] and myself, forever. Thank you, Mary, Undoer of Knots for undoing the knot of rancor in my heart and the knot which I now present to you. Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fourth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, you are generous with all who seek you, have mercy on me. I entrust into your hands this knot which robs the peace of my heart, paralyzes my soul and keeps me from going to my Lord and serving Him with my life. 
Undo this knot in my love [mention your request here], O Mother, and ask Jesus to heal my paralytic faith, which gets downhearted with the stones on the road. Along with you, dearest Mother, may I see these stones as friends. Not murmuring against them anymore but giving endless thanks for them, may I smile trustingly in your power.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fifth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother, Undoer of Knots, generous and compassionate, I come to You today to once again entrust this knot [mention your request here] in my life to you and to ask the divine wisdom to undo, under the light of the Holy Spirit, this snarl of problems. No one ever saw you angry; to the contrary, your words were so charged with sweetness that the Holy Spirit was manifested on your lips. Take away from me the bitterness, anger, and hatred which this knot has caused me. Give me, O dearest Mother, some of the sweetness and wisdom that is all silently reflected in your heart. And just as you were present at Pentecost, ask Jesus to send me a new presence of the Holy Spirit at this moment in my life. Holy Spirit, come upon me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Sixth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Queen of Mercy, I entrust to you this knot in my life [mention your request here] and I ask you to give me a heart that is patient until you undo it. Teach me to persevere in the living word of Jesus, in the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confession; stay with me and prepare my heart to celebrate with the angels the grace that will be granted to me. Amen! Alleluia!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Seventh Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother Most Pure, I come to You today to beg you to undo this knot in my life [mention your request here] and free me from the snares of evil. God has granted you great power over all the demons. I renounce all of them today, every connection I have had with them, and I proclaim Jesus as my one and only Lord and Savior. Mary, Undoer of Knots, crush the Evil One’s head and destroy the traps he has set for me by this knot. Thank you, dearest Mother. Most Precious Blood of Jesus, free me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Eighth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mother of God, overflowing with mercy, have mercy on your child and undo this knot [mention your request here] in my life. I need your visit to my life, like you visited Elizabeth. Bring me Jesus, bring me the Holy Spirit. Teach me to practice the virtues of courage, joyfulness, humility, and faith, and, like Elizabeth, to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Make me joyfully rest on your bosom, Mary. I consecrate you as my mother, queen, and friend. I give you my heart and everything I have—my home and family, my material and spiritual goods. I am yours forever. Put your heart in me so that I can do everything Jesus tells me.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Ninth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life.

[Mention your request here]

You know very well the suffering it has caused me. Thank you for coming, Mother, with your long fingers of mercy to dry the tears in my eyes; you receive me in your arms and make it possible for me to receive once again the divine grace. Mary, Undoer of Knots, dearest Mother, I thank you for undoing the knots in my life. Wrap me in your mantle of love, keep me under your protection, enlighten me with your peace! Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Closing Prayers:

  1. Optional, but recommended: Pray the last two decades of the rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious.
  2. Pray the Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots:

Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exists in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life.  You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the Evil One himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot.

[Mention your request here]

I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all. You are my hope. 
O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution, and, with Christ, the freedom from my chains. 
Hear my plea. 
Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.


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  1. Most sweet Mother please pray that the knots of sad marriage breakup & unsympathetic family that has restricted my God given energy & potential to succeed and be financially free of debts and have gainful employment & even a place to live, be broken in the holy name of Jesus. All glory to Him & thank you kind and living Mother!!!! I need a place to live soon and some pay from my work to survive.

  2. Blessed Mother, I come before you with a full baggage, lots of knots to untie. Show me that singular thing that I need to give up to give my spirituality a boost. Also our business is emeshed in a thousand knots. Pls help us to untie them. Also my family life and the kids upbringing. Help us to untie the knots along the way.

  3. Dear mother Mary,
    Plse protect my daughters from evil. Pray that they chose the right path and find their way back to Jesus.

    Bless be to God.

    Pray that I may find strength and patience.

  4. Mother Mary,i am pleading Your perpetual help to please undo the knots of my financial difficulties.Please help me get well of my sickness
    from head to toes,inside of my body and Mother Mary please heal me.
    Mama Mary,please touch the hearts of my relatives who cheated me financially.Please help me win big amount if it is Your will Mama Mary,so that i can help more my family back home and to pay also my honest debts.Thank You,Mama Mary for helping my Youngest son to be accepted in his new upcoming job.Please Mama Mary,undo his difficulties to execute his work,duties and may he be productive and successful under Your motherly guidance.Please undo the knot of what ever sickness he has ,please Mother Mary,please make him healthy,physically,mentally,emotionally and spiritually.Thank You Mother Mary,I love You.
    As i pray too,to Your Loving Son Jesus .Amen
    Mother Mary ,Undoer of knots pray for us.

  5. Holy Mary mother of God thank you for what you have done for us.I come once again asking for your divine intercession to the heavenly father regarding my family situation. Undo and untie theknots in my life.I pray to God to keep the devil away from us and to restore that which was stolen.I pray in faith and thank you Lord jesus for being our faithful saviour even when we are not faithful.Virgin Mary you know our troubles and I present them to you.I ask in Jesus name .Amen

  6. Mother Mary, please pray for Sally, Nancy and Jamie to get God loving spouses
    For Sarah, Sally and Sophie and me to get good Jobs, for Cynthia to get peace at workplace
    For God to keep away those people that have false claim on our family property
    Jesus we trust in You!

  7. Mary undoer of knots please undo the knots for the ladies in my Catholic weight loose group. Undo the knots that prevent us in losing weight and undo the knots of each of our families that we can all come closer to Jesus and Mary.

  8. Thanking God for my a wonderful grace given to my husband at work.

    Praying for my children’s anger to go away and that they can forgive all the bad things that have happened in their life and that they can return to God.

  9. My mother Mary, undoer of knots, may you intercede for my family so that my husband may start attending church and be ready for us to get married in the church so that we can start receiving the Holy communion. Mother Mary, may you also intercede for my G.C so that I can be able to stay with my kids and provide them with the motherly love that they have missed all these time. My mother, your son and my savior disappeared for just three days and you were troubled a lot. I know you are aware of what I am going through as mother, and I know my Father in heaven is aware but has His perfect time of granting me my request. May you please intercede for me to have the spirit of patience so that I can wait for God’s perfect time. Above all, may you undo the knots that are barring students from succeeding in the RN program at LMC. I also remember all who are in great of God’s mercy that you may undo the knots in their life. Amen.

  10. Please Dear Mother I have prayed so long for a financial blessing. Each day my circumstances become more and more dire. Please hear my prayers and answer my petitions favorably.

    Dear Mother I thank you in advance for this miracle and all the others I have received.

  11. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me

    My dearest Mary please intercede for me..undo the knot tied in my life. That whatever disease in my body and in Francisco’s body be untied. I reject the devil and all that came with it..i believe in your son JESUS and I deeply ask for forgiveness…Lord in your mercy heat and answer my prayers

    Hail Mary full of grace pray for me

  12. Please pray D finds his way back to A.Let him want no other but her, help him to not be tempted by these other women,girls and stay true to A.I pray he love A with all his heart and his thoughts for her let them have joy patience and love in their relationship together and forgiveness and most of all let them find God and have him in their hearts. I pray he wants A back with no other and start a beautiful life together.

  13. Mary mother of Jesus undoer of knots please intercede for me.
    All knots of the evil one tied upon me & my fmily to be all untied.
    Pray for my brother who is looking for a job to get so as he can provide for his family.
    Pray to get a partner who will love me & care for the family.
    Pray for father who is going for heart operation in India to be successful & to get enough finances.
    Lord you know all my knots one by one please Mary intercede for me all. For all were praying this Novena let their prayers be answered.

  14. Please Mary, undoer of notes, intercede in our family and undo the knots of joblessness, debts and failing to wed. Me and my four sisters and our nieces we are all un married. Pray for us to get out of this knot and we get out of this hopeless situations. We do not want to die spinsters and with debts. May mother of God intercede for us. In the name of Jesus your Son. Amen

  15. Please Mary intercede for my marriage and undo the notes between me and my husband. The lack of communication and the knot in my heart to be able to forgive whatever hurts I have and my husband also have I really do not know what to pray for now for the Lord knows my heart’s desire of marriage restoration and to control my anger.

  16. Dear Mary, Undoer of Knots, kindly undo this horrible knot of debt that have tied me up. I am currently unable to pay my outstanding rent and electricity, my child’s school fees and am unable to provide for my daughter as a mother should. Pray for me to be able to get out of this knot and open my heart to God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit so I can be guided in the right path. Amen.

  17. My dear heavenly mother Mary Undoer of knots intercede for me and my family. That whatever that was tied in our lives will be untied. May we be released from the knots of especially for me and my two sisters joblessness my mother and brother sickness and again me unmarried.We are so desperate and low, Mother Mary please pray for us and untie all this problems. Am praying this trusting and believing in the name of Jesus Christ my savior Amen.

  18. My Holy Mother, please intercede for the desire of my heart. Lead me to obtain the license I need for my teaching job; pray that my daughter and family will be approved for permanent residency; please don’t cease to pray for the protection of my loved ones. These I ask through You, Mother, the Undoer of knots. Amen!

  19. Mary the undoer of knots, please undo the knot of illness in my mother’s life for over ten years now. She is suffering from recurrent asthmatic and cardiac attacks which are making life unbearable for her at her old age. Intercede for her to your loving son Jesus christ to touch her with his healing hand and make her whole again. We believe in you and love you dear Lord. Deliver her from this snare. Amen

  20. Mother Mary ,undo the knots of distractions in my business,family and spiritual life. Grant me the grace to be focused in all I do. Grant me divine favours and prosper my numerous debtors. So they can pay me too.
    Bless my family members with good health and may our love and faith in you grow from strength to strength.

  21. Dear Mother, please intercede for me and untie any knots in my life. I pray Mother Mary to intercede for me to conceive and to have a bright future with my future man and my you also intercede for him and untie any knots tied against him for a prosperous and bright future in life.
    Help me intercede for my brother who is a drug addict and a jobless young man help him untie any knots tied.
    Also intercede for my mother business to expand and prosper may you hear her daily cries for my drug addict brother an change him.
    may we be released my family from the knots of any form cursed against it.
    Mary undoer of knots pray for each and everyone who is praying this novena and hear our cries, amen.
    Glory be to the father the son and the holy spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

  22. hi I’m very happy to have found this site on catholic prayers and novenas.happy to meet both of you-I read all the catholic material on facebook.i’m very happy to have religion on facebook. GOD BLESS EVERYONE-LOVE ONE ANOTHER .

  23. Mary Undoer of knots intercede for me and my family(my father in particular who has some illness that paralyses him for minutes).Intercede for us so we can have breakthroughs especially with our finances.We also have a knot of debts and failure to advance to next levels and especially for failure to pay his school dues.Intercede for us so we can have those knots un-tied.Amen

  24. please pray for my future partner that we have the final meeting, God protect me and him and our future destination that no evil plans or wicked person will destroy it. Pray i get a permananent job.

  25. My Mother Mary undo the knots in my life, my children, my mother, brother and sister and family, may we be released from the knots of sickness, unmarriedness and Jobless for my brother. My mother may you open the door of blessings on us. and may we be free from anything holding us back that is not of the kingdom of God our Father. Mother Mary be our Mother now and forever. Amen

  26. Dearest Mary,

    Please intercede for my brother-in-law Christian, and our whole family, that all the knots and problems in our life will be untied. We no longer know what to do. We are full of sadness and fear and we wish to not live this way. May our faith in the Lord and His mercy cast all my family’s and Chris’ troubles away. Dearest Mary, please pray for our troubles. That each and every member of my family including Chris will be covered in the Most Precious Blood Of Jesus and delivered from all harm and danger in this world. Amen. Thank you Dearest Mary.

  27. Oh mary undoer of even the tightest knots I’m i a confused situation in my lif ehelp me understand and my parents to understand and support the decisions i’m to make and help my family and grant them reprieve from financial troubles amen

  28. Mother Mary please help me to find some training business so that I can repay my debts I pray for my shop to get customers and grow. I pray for my husband to get some contract jobs to also help him meet our financial demands. I pray for a good buyer for our land that we are selling. I also pray for my children that they will be successful in life and at school.